Essential medicines and health products

Contacts list

Competent authorities of countries participating in the WHO certification scheme on the quality of pharmaceutical products moving in international commerce

The contact details below are provided by the national authorities. Please send notifications about changes to qsm@who.int.

A–C

Afghanistan (letter of 29 August 1980)

Department of Pharmaceutical Affairs
Drug Control Laboratory
Ministry of Public Health
P.O. Box 33 Kabul
Telephone: 61166

Algeria (letter of 14 June 1994)

Direction de la Pharmacie
Ministère de la Santé Publique
Chemin Mohamed Gacem,
128 El-Madania
16000 Alger

Angola (letter of 23 January l980)


Direção Nacional de Medicamentos e Equipamentos
C.P. 50
Luanda

Argentina (letter of 4 August 1977)

Dirección Nacional de Medicamentos, Alimentos y Tecnología Médica
Ave. de Mayo 869
Buenos Aires
Telephone: 54 1 342 9637/3933
Fax: 54 1 342 1997

Armenia (letter of 12 July 2009)

Scientific Centre of Drug and Medical Technology Expertise
Telephone: +374 10 584120
Fax.: +374 10 585335

Australia (letters of 26 May 1976, 16 January 1989 and 25 January 1996)

Therapeutic Goods Administration
GPO Box 100
Woden ACT 2606
Telephone: 0061 06 289 8600
Fax: 0061 06 289 7464

Austria (letter of 19 February 2010 and 14 October 2014)

Austrian Federal Agency for the Safety in Health Care
Traisengasse 5
1200 Vienna
Austria
Telephone: +43 (0) 50555-36111
Email: basg@basg.gov.at
Website: www.basg.gv.at

Bangladesh (letter of 15 March 1989)

Drug Administration
105-106 Motijheel Commercial Area
Dhaka 1000
Telephone: 880 2 23 61 26/86 81 66
Fax: 880 2 83 35 97

Bahrain (letter of 6 June 1979)

Pharmacy and Drug Control
Ministry of Health
P.O. Box 12
Manama
Telephone: 0973 244 017
Fax: 0973 2 71 071

Barbados (letter of 3 March 1983)

The Barbados Drug Service
Ministry of Health
Jemmots Lane
St Michael
Telephone: 809 426 5080
Fax: 809 426 5570

Belarus (letter of 24 May 2013)

Department of Pharmaceutical Inspection and Organization of Medicines Provision
Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus
ul. Mjasnikova 39
220048 Minsk
Telephone: +375 17 2009163
Fax: +375 17 2006390

Belgium (letters of 12 October 1977 and 17 October 1994 and 12 September 2000, email 3 October 2003)

Service Public Fédéral Santé Publique
Sécurité de la Chaîne Alimentaire et Environnement
Direction Générale Médicaments
Cité administrative de l'Etat
Quartier Vésale bureau 305
Rue Montagne de l'Oratoire 20 bte 3
1010 Brussels
Telephone: 32 2 210 4891
Fax: 32 2 210 6436

Benin (letter of 24 November 1982)

Ministère de la Santé Publique
Direction des Pharmacies
B.P. 2048
Cotonou
Telephone: 229 30 02 47

Bhutan (letter of 11 July 1989)

Directorate of Health Services
Royal Government of Bhutan
Thimphu
Telephone: 975 2 23454
Fax: 975 2 23527

Bolivia (letter of 18 September 1979)

Departamento Nacional de Medicamentos, Farmacias y Laboratorios
Ministerio de Previsión Social y Laboratorios
Plaza del Estudiante s/n
La Paz
Telephone: 591 2 375 467-471
Fax: 591 2 391 590

Botswana (letter of 14 September 1982)

Drug Regulatory Unit
Ministry of Health
Private Bag 0038
Gabarone
Telephone: 267 35 22 64
Fax: 267 35 31 00

Brazil (letters of 23 September 1980 and 12 December 2001)

products for human use)
Instituto Nacional de
Controle de Qualidade em Saude (INCQS)
Fundaçao Oswaldo Cruz
Av. Brasil 4365, Manguinhos
21 04 Rio de Janeiro, RJ

(products for veterinary use)
Coordenaçao de Fiscalizaçao de Produtos
Veterinarios - CPV
Departamento de Defesa Animal - DDA
Ministério da Agricultura, Pecuária e
Abastecimento - MAPA
Esplanada dos Ministérios
Bloco D, Anexo A, sala 314
CEP 70043 - Brasília-DF
Telephone: +55 61 218 2704
Fax: +55 61 323 5936

Brunei Darussalam (letter of 16 September 1997)

Pharmaceutical Department
Medical and Health Services
Ministry of Health
Jalan Menteri Besar
Telephone: 226640

Bulgaria (letters of 2 July 1982 and 13 March 1997)

National Drug Institute
26, Yanko Sakazov Boulevard
1504 Sofia
Telephone: 3592 44 65 66
Fax: 3592 44 26 97

Burkina Faso (letter of 29 September 1981)

Direction des Services Pharmaceutiques
Ministère de la Santé
03 B.P. 7002 Ouagadougou 03
Telephone: 30 71 77
Fax: 31 26 34

Burundi (letter of 8 February 1986)

Bureau de l'Inspection et de la Planification
Ministère de la Santé Publique
B.P. 1820
Bujumbura

Cambodia (letter of 31 December 1993)

Monsieur le Directeur-Général des Médicaments et de l'Approvisionnement
Ministère de la Santé
Phnom-Penh
Telephone: 855 23 26211

Cameroon (letter of 15 March l982)

Direction de la Santé
Ministère de la Santé Publique
Yaoundé
Telephone: 237 22 41 44
Fax: 237 23 41 44

Canada (letters of 23 February 1983, 6 December 1996 and 9 July 1999)

Office of Compliance, Planning and Coordination
Bureau of Compliance and Enforcement
Therapeutic Products Programme
11 Holland Avenue, AL 3002C
2nd Floor - Holland Cross - Tower A
Ottawa, Ontario KlA 1B6
Telephone: 1 613 957 0371
Fax: 1 613 941 6458

Cape Verde (letter of l4 April l984)

Direction General of Pharmacy
Ministry of Health
Government Palace
P.O. Box 47
Praia

Central African Republic (letter of 22 July 1980)

Direction des Services Pharmaceutiques
B.P. 313
Bangui

Chad (letters of 6 February 1986, 10 October 1988 and October 1994)

La Direction des Pharmacies et des Laboratoires d'Analyses
Ministère de la Santé Publique
Direction des Pharmacies
B.P. 440
N'djamena
Telephone: 00235 51 55 87/51 61 55
Fax: 00235 51 51 87

Chile (letters of 9 July 1979 and 18 August 1980)

Departamento de Control Nacional
Instituto de Salud Pública de Chile
Ministerio de Salud
Avda Marathon 1000
Casilla 48
Santiago
Telephone: 56 2 239 1105
Fax: 56 2 237 1504

Congo (letters of 1 March and 17 June 1978)

Direction des Pharmacies, du Médicament et des Laboratoires
Ministère de la Santé Publique et des Affairs Sociales
B.P. 78
Brazzaville

Costa Rica (letters of 23 August 1979 and 5 February 1993)

Departamento de Drogas, Controles y Registro
Ministerio de Salud
Apdo 10.123
San José
Telephone: 506 222 14 20
Fax: 506 222 14 20

Croatia (letter of 11 August 2010 and 15 July 2013)

Croatian Agency for Medicinal Products and Medical Devices
Ksaverska cesta 4
10 000 Zagreb
Telephone: +385 14884100
Fax: +385 14884110
Email: halmed@halmed.hr

Cuba (letter of 18 June 1997)

Centro para el Control Estatal de la Calidad de los Medicamentos
Ave. 17 Nro 20005 e/200 202
Apartado Postal 16065
Siboney, Playa
Ciudad de La Habana,
C.P. 11600
Fax: 21 4023

Cyprus (letter of 3 March 1976)

The Drugs Council
Ministry of Health
Vironos Avenue No. 111475
Nicosia
Telephone: 357 2 302 001
Fax: 357 2 302 721

Czech Republic (letter of 25 March 1991)

Director State Institute for Drug Control
Skrobarova 48
10041 Praha 10
Telephone: 422 6731 1153
Fax: 422 6731 1153

Alphabetical listing by country:

  1. A–C
  2. D–G
  3. H–J
  4. K–O
  5. P–T
  6. U–Z